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    She looks good Mark! The rounded corners of the coaming aft are a great touch.

    https://www.woodenboat.com/boats-for...n-rambler-23-0

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    Thanks, I thought it added a lot, and it made the back seat a lot more comfortable. That locust coaming cap makes for a very convenient armrest.
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    It does of course lead to the question of what you might replace it with.....

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    And why you are selling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draketail View Post
    And why you are selling.
    It really comes down to one issue. Speed. We have numerous places wed like to go by boat here. Distances range from 3 miles to maybe 30. 6.6 knots just doesnít make it practical to go by water. Weíd drive instead, so why have the boat?
    When Iím sailing i really donít care so much about speed. As soon as i leave the dock Iíve reached my destination. In a powerboat its about getting to dinner, a secluded beach or a fishing spot in a reasonable amount of time.
    In short Iíd use a 25 knot boat a lot. A 6 knot boat not so much.

    As to what will replace her, Iím doing a LOT of looking and research. In the meantime Iíll have her at the dock with the Whitehall, and very soon Catnapper in the shop.
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    so, will you build again or buy?

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    Buy, I’m ready to get on the water.
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    Mark,

    Thanks for the detailed answer on the reasons for the sale. Makes sense. Good luck with the sale and the replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draketail View Post
    Mark,

    Thanks for the detailed answer on the reasons for the sale. Makes sense. Good luck with the sale and the replacement.
    Thanks. It’s not a easy decision, but with boating season starting up in many placed where this boat might be popular I thought I’d better move quickly.
    I really like the Albury Runabouts. Wish now I’d built one. Still might someday, but in the meantime I really want to get something we can enjoy now even if its “syntheticly constructed” . There are a few classics designs in that medium that appeal to me.
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    http://cfcc.edu/boats/abaco-albury-runabout/

    Built by students at Cape Fear NC

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbgarr View Post
    http://cfcc.edu/boats/abaco-albury-runabout/

    Built by students at Cape Fear NC
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    The albury... one thing the Mako taught me is that riding in the forward-third of a planing boat just sucks.

    Center-console boats put the console in the center for a reason.
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    Already sold

    Don't fret.

    You indicated earlier in the thread that you want to go 20-25 knots. If you do that in a round chined boat, be sure to pack your rain gear.

    You want a hard-chined boat to go, " fast." Besides adding lift, providing some roll resistance, and making the use of boat stands easier, a hard or reverse chine boat inhibits water from climbing the hull. Not to say you they never ship spray, but with nothing like the frequency of a round-chine boat driven fast.

    My two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    The albury... one thing the Mako taught me is that riding in the forward-third of a planing boat just sucks.

    Center-console boats put the console in the center for a reason.
    Fishing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Don't fret.

    You indicated earlier in the thread that you want to go 20-25 knots. If you do that in a round chined boat, be sure to pack your rain gear.

    You want a hard-chined boat to go, " fast." Besides adding lift, providing some roll resistance, and making the use of boat stands easier, a hard or reverse chine boat inhibits water from climbing the hull. Not to say you they never ship spray, but with nothing like the frequency of a round-chine boat driven fast.

    My two cents.

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    So the Albury was an excessively wet boat?
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    So the Albury was an excessively wet boat?
    I am not going to make a statement that ends up being interpreted out of context by random readers of the forum as decrying a particular boat. The Albury has lots going for it. But, any soft chine boat driven at speeds in the 20's and higher is going to be wetter than a hard chine equivalent.

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    Gotcha, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Don't fret.

    You indicated earlier in the thread that you want to go 20-25 knots. If you do that in a round chined boat, be sure to pack your rain gear.

    You want a hard-chined boat to go, " fast." Besides adding lift, providing some roll resistance, and making the use of boat stands easier, a hard or reverse chine boat inhibits water from climbing the hull. Not to say you they never ship spray, but with nothing like the frequency of a round-chine boat driven fast.

    My two cents.

    Kevin
    Would the full-length spray rails on the Albury not be sufficient to solve this problem?

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    Would the full-length spray rails on the Albury not be sufficient to solve this problem?
    Not in my experience.

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    Albury's current thinking. https://www.alburybrothers.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    Albury's current thinking. https://www.alburybrothers.com/
    A bit hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like the 20 still has some rounded chines, and then maybe a chine flat where the spray/lift rails were on the wood 19s.

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    Hi Mark. For what it's worth we lived on the water in Charleston and then in Savannah for twenty plus years and enjoyed it just the way you wish to. We brought this 19' boat down from Maine and with a 75 hp outboard; it would do twenty plus knots.

    Millennium Falcon copy.jpg

    As far as being dry was concerned it was fun to seek out a lee in the creeks, along the leeward edge of marshes, etc. where there was smooth water. Heading out into a big sound like Port Royal on a breezy day would get a bit wet but we'd just slow down to avoid pounding and spray. We weren't trying to get anywhere fast for fishing, etc. In Charleston we loved going out to Morris Island and to Bluffton from Savannah. After a decade we went to 45 hp motor and would chug along at fifteen knots WOT, sufficient for what we were comfortable doing. Good luck. It's beautiful water despite being silty. Are you aware of Middleton Boatworks in Wadmalaw? Frank has built and restored Abacos and others: http://www.middletonboatworks.com/re...and-refit.html
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    That’s a nice looking CC. Not typical and classic lines.
    Didn’t know you had lived around here.
    I looked up that builder. His website says he’s in Maine. Does he also work on Wadmalaw?
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    I don't know of he's only in Maine. He had this Abaco at this year's Maine Boatbuilders Show and I talked to him about it. i think he may live in both places given that the boat is registered in SC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbgarr View Post
    I don't know of he's only in Maine. He had this Abaco at this year's Maine Boatbuilders Show and I talked to him about it. i think he may live in both places given that the boat is registered in SC.

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    Got the mooring cover today. Local guy (Journey Marine Canvas) did a fantastic job.

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    Nice! Is there a bow in there? What supports the cover aft of the windshield?

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    Wow, that looks nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Nice! Is there a bow in there? What supports the cover aft of the windshield?

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    I dig the concept of that one, but it seems very unfinished without some sort of coaming at the inboard edge of the deck.
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    Neat idea, but that flat bottom would loosen my fillings with the chop on Port Royal Sound.
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    I’d imagine it’d be inappropriate to post the listing, but as I did purchase an ad from our hosts I will mention I just put the boat on EBay. It’s how I sold my Knickerbocker One Design and another forum member said it’s how he sold his Criss Craft.
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    First run through EBay was a flop, relisted it. Sometimes it takes 3 or 4 attempts to get something to move. Failing that I’ll put it on Yachtworld with a broker.
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